The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has condemned the statement credited to the Chairman, Council of Elders, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide,Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu, describing Yoruba people as ‘political rascals.’
A viral video clip captured Iwuanyawu to have made the remark, while speaking in Awka, Anambra State capital, on Saturday, during the first anniversary celebration of Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
Afenifere, in a statement issued by its National Organising Secretary, Apagun Omololu, on Sunday, faulted Iwaunyawu’s comment and called on the Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership to caution him.
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The statement was titled, ‘Re: The divisive Awka comment by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.’
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The statement read, “In the past few hours, Afenifere has been inundated with complaints by several Yoruba sons and daughters from all over the world regarding the comment made by the Chairman of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu. Their complaints were that at an event in Awka, Anambra State, on Saturday, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu made a comment ridiculing the Yoruba race.
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